News: Kreayshawn Co-Signs The 'N' Bomb, "Everyone Calls Each Other That"
Friday, Jun 10, 2011 12:35PM
White female rapper Kreayshawn has come forward to defend her use of the word "n*gga" in freestyles and everyday speech after recently causing some controversy for dropping the bomb on Twitter.
According to Kreayshawn, the expression is used by various races and creeds from her Oakland hometown.
"If I'm freestyling and I said it, that's just for that point in time. Any songs I'm writing I don't use it," Kreayshawn said about the "N-word". "In Oakland, Asian people will call Mexicans that. A Mexican will call a black dude that. A white person will call an Asian that. Everyone calls each other that. I feel like that word is used in the low-income community more than anything. I can see if I was some rich crazy trick and I was just saying this because it's hip-hop. I was raised around this. Me and my sisters were all raised around this. People call me that. But personally I'm not flaunting it around." (Voice Online)
Last month, Kreayshawn caused some tensions to flare after dropping the N-Bomb on Twitter.
"People are actin so funny omg lol... I got 200k views... not 200k dollars... WTF YOU WANT FROM A N*GGA?! *DMX VOICE*," she tweeted May 20th. (Kreayshawn's Twitter)
Last year, white rapper Yelawolf asked his fans to stop using the controversial term.
"Be respectful and don't drop the N-Bomb," Yela added. "White boys out there dropping the N-Bomb, stop, please. You'll never, ever, ever be able to say it. It's never going to be cool, just stop. Don't drop it in your music, don't drop it around people, don't drop it to me on Twitter. I see those white boys on Twitter dropping the N-Bomb on me and I'm like, 'Dude? I'm not even gonna respond to you.' Like, chill out. You're never that cool." (XXL Mag)
In April, rapper Phonte expressed his feelings on the use of the word.
"For me, it's all about context," Phonte told Peter Rosenberg. "I see both sides of the argument and the best I can describe it is, I can call my kids stupid but you better not call my kids stupid. You know what I'm saying? That's really the only logical explanation I can have. True, I shouldn't, as a parent, be able to call my kid stupid. That's a destructive word. But n*gga, if you're acting stupid, don't say it. But if someone else says it, then nah n*gga, them fighting words. We stepping outside. But for me, it's just a context thing. I feel we as artists, we can't walk both sides of it. We can't make a song, 'Live N*gga Rap,' 'N*gga, N*gga, N*gga,' -- if you're in a crowd and you say, 'I'm the greatest n*gga,' and you expect all the people to respond back, to indeed affirm that you are the greatest n*gga, I hope everybody would say it. That's just me. It's hip-hop, we know. To me, man, it's not as big a deal. It's very contextual. If a white dude came to me like, 'Te, I love you, you my n*gga,' I would probably laugh more than anything else." (92 Q Tribeca)
Check out Phonte & 9th Wonder speaking on the "N-word" below: